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Kehlenbrink, Frank Henry
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Frank Henry Kehlenbrink, born December 3, 1811, in Borgholz-hausen, Westphalia, in 1829 married Marie Wittbrot, born November 17, 1806, in Werder, Westphalia. The family emigrated in 1846, arrived in St. Louis January 1, 1847, remaining there for two years and came to Quincy in 1849. Here they located on a farm immediately south of the city. In 1855 they moved to town, where Frank H. Kehlenbrink went into the grocery business, also packing hogs in the winter time. In 1866 he bought fifteen acres of land southeast of the city and started a vineyard. Everything was conducted in a systematic manner. Besides the product of his own vineyard, he bought large quantities of grapes from others, so that the result of his enterprise amounted to from 50,000 to 60,000 gallons of wine annually. He also made cider in great quantities. Frank H. Kehlenbrink died April 12, 1881, and his wife departed this life December 20, 1886. Daughters were: Katherine, the wife of Thomas Foote, Jr., a son of Rev. Thomas Foote; Minna, the wife of Valentine Stegmiller, proprietor of a boiler works; Marie, the wife of William Winkelmann, building contractor; and Louisa, the wife of Richard Jansen, notary and insurance agent. Only Mrs. Louisa Jansen survives, having her home in Chicago.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 390.

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